Vangueria

noun Van·gue·ria \vanˈg(w)irēə\

Definition of Vangueria

  1. :  a genus of tropical African and Asiatic trees or shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having axillary clusters of small whitish flowers with five stamens and a 3- to 5-celled ovary and drupaceous fruit

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Origin and Etymology of vangueria

New Latin, from Malagasy voa-vanguer, a tree of the genus + New Latin -ia


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